This presentation will explain what RSS is, how it works , and provide practical examples of how it can be used in your working and personal life. I'll also provide context for setting up your own online identity and networking, how it fits together and how RSS is a crucial to delivering open content from the internet for teaching and learning onliner.

RSS icons

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RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is featured on many of today's websites and is the key to being able to manage, 'push' and 'pull' content e.g. photos, audio files, web-page content, that is off interest to you. In the context of education it can be used to:
  • Manage information overload by being able subscribe to chunks of information
  • Share a variety of online content dynamically i.e. photos, audio (podcasts), content (ie. blog posts) with others
  • Inform, track and keep up to date with your colleagues AND students and what they are doing online
From a beginner's perspective this presentation will explain what RSS is, how it works , and provide practical examples of how RSS can be used in your working and personal life, providing context for setting up your own online identity and networking with others.

Recommended Links

Clear explanation of what RSS is
http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/aboutrss
Connected learning community RSS info
http://clcommunity.wikispaces.com/rssfeedsandnewsreaders
Papers on use of RSS in education
http://weblogg-ed.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/RSSFAQ4.pdf
http://www.teachinghacks.com/2006/01/15/50-rss-ideas-for-educators/
Standard icon for RSS feeds
http://feedicons.com/
Del.icio.us links TAGS rss education
http://del.icio.us/search/?all=rss+education

News readers

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http://www.newsonfeeds.com/faq/aggregators

RSS feeds- http://feedburner.com

Tutorial on creating an RSS feed with
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/05/feedburner-tutorial-replace-your-blog.html